Rhode Island ranked 39th in terms of financial literacy, the lowest among the New England states, according to the latest survey by WalletHub, which rated the states and the District of Columbia on financial-education programs and consumer habits.
Bristol County again is the healthiest county in the state and Providence is the least, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Top-ranked business schools are raising tuition by about 4 percent this fall, bumping up the cost of classes for the 2015-16 academic year to nearly $60,000 on average. Throw in room and board, fees, and textbooks, and it will cost as much as $99,000 to attend B-school next year.
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative.